MCHVN Timeline 2009 to 2015

The following is a timeline for MCHVN. It highlights the important events that have occurred over the past several years.

2009
• Individual Peer Support with Voice Hearers Begins

2010
• “Member” Training at Norristown Library – Berta Britz & Mae Harden
• First Support Group starts at Norristown Friends Meeting House

2011
• Countywide Hearing Voices Forum at Montgomery County Community College
• Training with Ron Coleman and Paul Baker from UK at North Penn Community Foundation
• Start of Support Group in Hatboro
• Public Meeting with Ron Coleman at Montgomery County Human Services Building
• Hearing Voices training at Bryn Mawr Recovery and Education Center
• Start of Young People’s Support Group in Hatboro
• Call for a Steering Committee

2012
• Start of Support Group in Lower Merion
• Training with Ron Coleman and Paul Baker – Introduction and Two-Day for Voice Hearers & Helpers, Evening “Dialogue” with psychiatrists
• Training with Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor - 2-Day Advanced and Dinner Meeting with Facilitators
• Training with Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor -sponsored by NAMI -North Penn Community Health Foundation
• County-Wide World Hearing Voices Day Celebration – Montgomery County Human Services Building
• Foundations Training – “A Recovery Approach to Hearing Voices” – Berta Britz & Eric Larson
• First Meeting of MCHVN Steering Committee
• Facilitator Group Pilot starts with help from Regional CSP Seed Grant, includes Skype with Ron Coleman & Karen Taylor

2013
• Start of Weekly Support Group in Pottstown
• Foundations Training – “A Recovery Approach to Hearing Voices” – Berta Britz & Eric Larson
• Launch of Montgomery County Hearing Voices Network Website – www.mchvn.org
• Public Forum- Pottstown- sponsored by MCHVN & Creative Health Services

2014
• Training with Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor – Introduction & 2-Day Advanced Practice & Dinner with “leaders” in movement.
• Community event with Ron Coleman
• Welcome to Facebook – Montgomery County Hearing Voices Network
• Training with Rachel Waddingham from UK – “Hearing Voices in Childhood and Adolescence” plus
one day event for young people who hear voices and their families
• 3-Day Facilitator Training at Montgomery County Community College – Berta Britz & Eric Larson
• Foundations Training – “A Recovery Approach to Hearing Voices” – Berta Britz & Eric Larson
• Start of Weekly Support Group in Willow Grove
• World Hearing Voices Day Celebration – Montgomery County Community College
• Public Forum on Hearing Voices- Willow Grove- sponsored by MCHVN & Horsham Clinic
• Public Forum on Hearing Voices- Norristown- sponsored by MCHVN & St John’s Episcopal Church
• Hearing Voices Presentation at CSP Retreat at Mermaid Lake

2015
• Foundations Training – “A Recovery Approach to Living and Working with Voices – Berta Britz and David Son
• Quarterly Meeting - “Everybody Has A Story To Tell: Stories Under the Umbrella” – MCCC
• Recovery Camp, Scotland - David Son and Berta Britz
• Beginning of Family Support Group Meetings
• Start of Voices Learning Community – 2nd Thursday of each month
• Public Forum on Hearing Voices – Lansdale – sponsored by MCHVN & Northwest Human Services
• Hearing Voices Presentation at CSP Retreat at Mermaid Lake
• Start of Young People’s Support Group in Lower Merion
• World Hearing Voices Day Celebration - MCCC


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